Okay my current situation is this: I am on the road for a while, however using a D700 and a G10 both on RAW has filled my lappage to the brim so I have put this hardware together.
Macbook current model with 150 gig HD as it is running OSX 10.5 I have been using Time machine.
The TM HD is known as a Time Capsule, the TC is a 2.5" drive inside a little alloy case with a firewire brain stem and power running off a USB 2 port to eleviate the need for another power pack. It contains a 150gig EIDE hd as I couldn't source the same case/interface in SATA.
This has worked well and let me sleep at night and travel without growing old. On the plane the laptop travels with me the backup in my luggage, however we are in London for a while and I need to clear up some room for work space.
I have sourced 2 Buffalo 500gig HD's
at 53 quid each. I have one set up as the "Work" and one set up as the "Backup" the software that came in the box does a very good job at auto backup and is easy to readjust if I want to cover anything else.
The little Time Capsule HD will only be used to do a backup now of System files and documents and when I get my shipping soon I will dig out my OSX DVD and make it into a remote boot disc and TC.
I am about to point lightroom at the external HD so when I suck in new images they go onto the WORK HD and are backed up automatically onto the BACKUP HD
I am about to also convert everything to DNG and will only suck in DNG's for now on as having NEF and CR2 is driving me a little silly.
Okay the question is - do you see a flaw in this plan or do you have suggestion to make it betterer (its the 26th so I have to speak OZ) thnaks in advance gang.
DID I mention I have taken 70gigs of images since October last year